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Privacy International performs an annual survey to rank 36 countries – including 25 members of EU states, grading them for their ability to protect the privacy of their citizens.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland were abysmally low down the list. Continue reading Britain’s Rights to Privacy : “Worst in Western Democracy”.
A powerful and nut-grabbing short publicising Naomi Klein’s new book:`The Shock Doctrine´.
The book examines economist Milton Friedman’s idea that governments can push normally unpalatable trade agendas onto their electorates in the immediate aftermath of shocking events. She thoroughly debunks the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically.
The publicity short was produced by The Foreign Office.
Watch it here in Quicktime, large (164Mb) and medium (19Mb), and if you really want to, in Windows media, big (224Mb) and middling (24Mb).
Banksy isn’t actually credited as art director here, but my, how his influence is visible.
The Guardian has created a mini-site for the launch of this book. There are four pages of excerpts, here, here, here, and here.
And a YouTube version here.